chirothesia

noun chi·ro·the·sia \ˌkīrōˈthēzh(ē)ə\

Definition of chirothesia

plural

-s

  1. :  imposition of hands as in the ecclesiastical rites of confirmation and ordination

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Origin and Etymology of chirothesia

Late Greek cheirothesia, from Greek cheir- chir- + -thesia (from thesis setting, placing, from tithenai to set, place) — more at do


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